Object Timeline


  • Work on this object ended.


  • We acquired this object.





  • You found it!

Fork (Netherlands)

This is a fork. It was manufactured by J.M. van Kempen and Son, Voorschoten. It is dated ca. 1905–10 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Justin G. Schiller.

Its dimensions are

cm: L: 13 x W: 2.8

It has the following markings

On reverse of shaft, stamped: mark of .833 silver fineness and "VKu" for JM van Kempen & Sons.

Cite this object as

Fork (Netherlands); Manufactured by J.M. van Kempen and Son, Voorschoten (Netherlands); silver; cm: L: 13 x W: 2.8; Gift of Justin G. Schiller; 1994-66-52

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18649209/ |title=Fork (Netherlands) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 January 2023 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>